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    22 Famous Actors Who Looked So Much Like The Historical Figures They Played, I Had To Do A Double Take

    Now, whenever I see a picture of Marilyn Monroe, I immediately see Ana de Armas.

    1. This is Marilyn Monroe, an actor, singer, and sex symbol best known for embodying the "blonde bombshell" trope.

    Marilyn sitting on a couch wearing cropped pants and holding a book

    Here's Ana de Armas as Marilyn in Blonde (2022).

    Ana sitting on a couch wearing cropped pants and holding a book

    And here's a side-by-side of Marilyn and Ana in the movie.

    2. This is Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, whose accomplishments include issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed enslaved people within the Confederacy.

    Abe Lincoln sitting in a chair

    Here's Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham in the movie Lincoln (2012).

    Close-up of Daniel as Abe in a bow tie

    And here's a side-by-side of Abraham and Daniel in the movie.

    3. This is Elvis Presley, who was dubbed "the King of Rock 'n' Roll."

    Elvis Presley playing the guitar and singing

    Here's Austin Butler as Elvis in Elvis (2022).

    Austin Butler as Elvis Presley singing and playing the guitar

    And here's a side-by-side of Elvis and Austin in the movie.

    Elvis singing and playing the guitar; Austin Butler singing and playing the guitar

    4. This is Emily Dickinson, one of the most important figures in American poetry.

    A faded image of Emily

    Here's Hailee Steinfeld as Emily on the TV show Dickinson (2019–21).

    Close-up of Hailee

    And here's a side-by-side of Emily and Hailee in the series.

    5. This is Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter best known for her portraits.

    Black-and-white photo of Frida resting her chin on her hand

    Here's Salma Hayek as Frida in the movie Frida (2002).

    Close-up of Salma as Frida

    And here's a side-by-side of Frida and Salma in the movie.

    6. This is Salvador Dalí, a Spanish surrealist artist best known for his technical skill and precision.

    Black-and-white photo of Salvador as a young man in a suit, with a pencil mustache

    Here's Adrien Brody as Salvador in the movie Midnight in Paris (2011).

    Adrien as Salvador in a suit, with a pencil mustache

    And here's a side-by-side of Salvador and Adrien in the movie.

    7. This is Jimi Hendrix, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and "the most gifted instrumentalist of all time."

    Jimi Hendrix performing onstage

    Here's André 3000 as Jimi in the movie Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014).

    André 3000 dressed as Jimi Hendrix, playing guitar

    And here's a side-by-side of Jimi and André in the movie.

    Jimi Hendrix playing guitar; André 3000 playing guitar as Jimi Hendrix

    8. This is Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean.

    Black-and-white photo of Amelia smiling

    And here's Hilary Swank as Amelia in the movie Amelia (2009).

    Hilary as Amelia in an airplane

    And here's a side-by-side of Amelia and Hilary in the movie.

    9. This is Ray Charles, a singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer often regarded as "the Genius."

    Ray Charles playing the piano

    Here's Jamie Foxx as Ray in the movie Ray (2004).

    Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, singing

    And here's a side-by-side of Ray and Jamie in the movie.

    Ray Charles; Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles

    10. This is Sharon Tate, an actor and model who was murdered by members of the Manson Family cult.

    Sharon in a blouse

    Here's Margot Robbie as Sharon in the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

    Margot as Sharon in a turtleneck

    And here's a side-by-side of Sharon and Margot in the movie.

    11. This is Coco Chanel, a French fashion designer and namesake for the brand Chanel.

    Black-and-white photo of Coco perching on the arm of a couch and wearing a fur coat with her arms folded

    Here's Audrey Tautou as Coco in the movie Coco Before Chanel (2009).

    Close-up of Audrey as Coco in a checkered coat

    And here's a side-by-side of Coco and Audrey in the movie.

    12. This is Muhammad Ali, a professional boxer who has been dubbed the greatest heavyweight of all time.

    A black-and-white photo of a bare-chested Ali with his arms folded and wearing boxing gloves

    Here's Eli Goree as Muhammad in the movie One Night in Miami (2020).

    A bare-chested Eli as Ali in the ring

    And here's a side-by-side of Muhammad and Eli in the movie.

    13. This is Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player to play in the major leagues.

    Black-and-white photo of Jackie in a Dodgers uniform

    Here's Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in the film 42 (2013).

    Chadwick in a Dodgers uniform

    And here's a side-by-side of Jackie and Chadwick in the movie.

    14. This is Babe Ruth, who was the single most famous baseball player in the entire world.

    Black-and-white close-up of Babe in a baseball uniform

    Here's John Goodman as Babe in the movie The Babe (1992).

    Close-up of John in a baseball uniform and holding a bat

    And here's a side-by-side of Babe and John in the movie.

    15. This is Virginia Woolf, an English writer who has been dubbed the most important modernist writer of the 20th century.

    Black-and-white photo of VIrginia

    Here's Nicole Kidman as Virginia in the movie The Hours (2002).

    Nicole as Virginia with her hair up and wearing a flower-print outfit

    And here's a side-by-side of Virginia and Nicole in the movie.

    16. This is Charlie Chaplin, a comedian, actor, and filmmaker who gained fame during the era of silent film.

    Black-and-white photo of Charlie with a small mustache

    Here's Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie in the movie Chaplin (1992).

    Robert in a black-and-white photo as Charlie with a small mustache and holding a hat

    And here's a side-by-side of Charlie and Robert in the movie.

    17. This is Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist who also became the country's first Black head of state and first president.

    Nelson in a suit and smiling with his fist raised

    Here's Morgan Freeman as Nelson in the movie Invictus (2009).

    Morgan as Nelson in a suit and smiling

    And here's a side-by-side of Nelson and Morgan in the movie.

    18. This is Malcolm X, a Muslim minister and human rights activist best known for his work during the American civil rights movement.

    Black-and-white photo of Malcolm wearing glasses and a suit and bow tie and standing at a podium

    Here's Denzel Washington as Malcolm in the movie Malcolm X (1992).

    Denzel as Malcolm wearing glasses and a suit and bow tie and standing at a podium

    And here's a side-by-side of Malcolm and Denzel in the movie.

    19. This is Alfred Hitchcock, an influential filmmaker known for iconic thriller movies like Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo.

    Side view of Alfred

    Here's Anthony Hopkins as Alfred in the movie Hitchcock (2012).

    Side view of Anthony as Alfred

    And here's a side-by-side of Alfred and Anthony in the movie.

    20. This is Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California.

    Black-and-white photo of Harvey smiling

    Here's Sean Penn as Harvey in the movie Milk (2008).

    Sean as Harvey smiling

    And here's a side-by-side of Harvey and Sean in the movie.

    21. This is Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter who was blacklisted because of his support for the Communist Party.

    Black-and-white photo of Dalton with a bird resting on his chest

    Here's Bryan Cranston as Dalton in the movie Trumbo (2015).

    Bryan as Dalton with a bird perched on his hand

    And here's a side-by-side of Dalton and Bryan in the movie.

    22. And finally, this is Margaret Thatcher, the UK's first female prime minister and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century.

    Margaret sitting on a couch and wearing a suit

    Here's Meryl Streep as Margaret in the movie The Iron Lady (2011).

    Meryl as Margaret in a suit with police officers behind her

    And here's a side-by-side of Margaret and Meryl in the movie.

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